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Dec 9, 2013 2:30pm PST
of ma protests there and calls for early elections. the demonstrators say it is not enough. and as south africa prepares for a huge memorial for nelson mandela, we speak exclusively to his eldest daughter about his final days. >> in the last moment, we were sitting with him on thursday, the whole day. >> welcome to our viewers on public television in america, and also around the globe. after weeks of unrest, today the authorities in ukraine are setting up their crackdown on protestors, just a day after a statue of former soviet leader, lenin was toppled in kiev, security forces have broken into the offices of the leading opposition party than and police are dismantling camps. u.s. vice president joe biden said violence has no part in a democratic society. i spoke to steven rosenberg. >> are the ukrainian authorities using different tactics? >> certainly today we saw far more police in the center of kiev than we did yesterday, particularly in the government district a short distance from independence square here. what they were doing was trying to push gradually the protestors away from k
Dec 5, 2013 4:00pm PST
africans that they could actually feel safe in the hands of the government they had just elected. it is impossible to exaggerate the extent to which he had to more political stature. everybody around him i think acknowledged that he was head and shoulders above them. there were rivalries but not about him. >> you were saying earlier about the memories of the day when he was released. i'm just wondering about the significance of that election when he became the first lack president of south africa. of thee your memories experience of that day? >> when all this was happening, i was young. , in fact.young i was too young to even vote when millions of south africans were bused in at a school. thet of people were wearing vivars and shouting " mandela." nelsonthe people that mandela was with him fighting for the liberation. there was a lot of nervousness. as much as people were shouting, there were a lot a police presence. people were worried about what was going to happen. what are we expecting for the next day. as you rightly say, a lot of people, not everyone was happy about the rel
Dec 2, 2013 4:00pm PST
demands that she resign and hand goodpower to an undelete -- two and on elected -- to an u nelected council. there is an ugly mood on the streets, with security forces using rubber but -- rubber bullets and tear gas against demonstrators. battlegrounds. here in the streets of the old the two sides are slugging it out in a conflict which keeps coming back to the city. on one side, the government. on the other, a movement set on bringing it down through the power of protest. every so often, they think there is a breakthrough. they are trying to take the prime minister's office, a symbolic prize. she is not actually there. at the gate is well fortified. -- but the gate as well fortified. undeterred, they begin bringing out an assortment of improvised weapons, hoping to score a hit, or at least to unnerve the watching police. this is their final attempt to push these lines. they pull the truck out of the way. they are hoping they can push their way through. so far, they have not managed to push through those police lines. after nine days of this, you have to ask what's the point? the go
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